A magical gift.
A bloody war.
A great love.
When Pauline's parents are brutally murdered in the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War, the young woman is suddenly alone in the world. But luckily, she has a mysterious gift, with which she can survive in the midst of savagery and caprice - the Evil Gaze.
When Pauline meets the mysterious coin forger Jakob Kuhbier, her life finally seems to be turning around. On top of that, the young woman meets the student Sebastian and falls in love with him. But what will her lover say, when he finds out that she has the Evil Gaze?
But this problem fades away when Pauline meets the killer of her mother and father once more. To top it all, her magical abilities seem to fade. Will they still be enough to be able to defeat this merciless foe?